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Cosmetic Diamond Plate - Simple Steps To Install

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Installing cosmetic aluminum diamond plate is much easier that you think!  You can turn any project into extraordinary with diamond plate sheets from CutsMetal.  We will show you how in just a few easy steps!  First, let's go over some basic things about cosmetic diamond plate.

"Cosmetic" diamond plate is usually the term used for .025 diamond plate.  The number of .025 refers to the thickness of the diamond plate.  .025 diamond plate is diamond plate that is just under 1/32" thick.  Because of the thinness of cosmetic diamond plate, it is thin enough to be rolled for shipping and storing.  Even though the .025 cosmetic sheets are thin enough to roll, they are thick enough to be incredibly durable.  Take a look at this video that shows just how durable cosmetic diamond plate sheets from CutsMetal really are.  

One of the most important steps in installing diamond plate on any surface, is to first accurately measure the space so that you order the correct amount of diamond plate from CutsMetal.  As a rule of thumb when ordering building materials, you should order 10% more material than you need.  Be sure to make a list of all the materials that you need including the diamond plate sheets, matching corner guards, connecting pieces, outlet covers, switch plates, and trim.  If you are unsure how much that you need of each, call the experts at CutsMetal and they will be happy to help you with what you need to order.

Once your diamond plate and accessories arrive from CutsMetal (we ship in 1-3 days from when you order), unpack the sheets (here is a video that shows you how to unpack your diamond plate).  Make sure that the surface that you want to adhere the diamond plate to is completely clean and dry.  If the surface that you ware adhering the diamond plate to is glossy or smooth, you may want to rough it up with some sand paper (be sure to clean the surface of all dust after sanding).  If you need to make cuts to the diamond plate, be sure to measure carefully before cutting.  Dry fit the diamond plate before adhering it to the clean, dry surface.  

To adhere your diamond plate to the surface that you want to attach it to, apply construction adhesive to the back of the diamond plate.  Firmly attach the diamond plate to the surface and hold in place until the diamond plate has adhered to the surface.  Here is a video that shows a step by step process on how to install the diamond plate.  Once all of your diamond plate has been installed, you can install the accessories that you ordered from CutsMetal to make your project look finished and complete.

Installing diamond plate from CutsMetal, is incredibly easy and will add value to your project!  To order your diamond plate from CutsMetal, call our experts at 970-800-3173 or order on our website or on our Facebook page.